Originally uploaded by hannitabonita
Carlos asked folks about their tattoos today. I've been wanting to post about mine for a while so I've taken this opportunity to take some pretty crappy photos and explain a bit about the different elements. There are more complete explanations about them at Flickr.
I've had my tattoo for over two years now and I love it just as much today as the day that I got it. I can't recommend the guys over at Meridian Line Tattoo (formerly Spiderz) enough. They were great and I love the job they did.
But, let me say that I didn't run out and get a tattoo the first hankering I got for one. I think I sat on that thought for 7 or 8 years - really. Once I found an artist/establishment that I liked, it took me a couple more years to get my butt in there. So, if you're thinking about it, ask around. If you see someone with some nice ink, ask them where and who. That's how you know you're going to the right place. Spiderz does mostly custom work. I didn't want to be walking around with the same thing that 1,000 other people have. I wanted a tattoo that meant something to me. It was important that my tattoo reflect who I am, because it is a part of me now, forever and ever, amen.
So, go, check out the other pictures and see what it's all about. Share about your own art. I know some of you have it.